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sandpiper

Oh dear. Some of our bookshelves are very feeble MFI cheap jobbies; they bow in the middle. But we've never had a complete collapse.

I had a fondle of the Ivington Diaries whilst out shopping this morning. I couldn't justify £25, but it's half price online...

knittingoutloud

Someone said "a room without books is like a body without a soul". But they can be heavy! We have resorted to stacks on the floor at times.

Alison

Your description of

"When Hugh Trevor-Roper was Master of Peterhouse, Cambridge, his Aubusson carpet developed so many holes that old copies of Country Life were used to plug the gaps. Although the rest of the room was organized and elegant, the magazines added a touch of true English eccentricity."

This so reminds me of when the ladies of Cranford used newspaper to cover their much prized new carpet to stop the sun from fading it!

True English eccentricity at it's best:-)

GeraniumCat

Hmm, I sometimes worry about my shelves giving way and burying me when I'm in bed - perhaps I'd better add a resolution about finally getting round to adding some more shelves...but where?

Fran

My husband is convinced the bookshelf in the sitting room will collapse. It is rather full, and now the piles atop are reaching the ceiling. Just have to buy another shelf then, and start to fill the dining room.

Karen

Knitting books tend to be heavy. Could you pile them up and make a coffee table?

misa

That's a pretty nice pile of books, even when they're on the floor.

Margaret Powling

Ditto, Fran, re the prospect of collapsing bookshelves. Husband installed the bookshelves in our study more than a dozen years ago. They are supported by an internal wall (not a solid wall, incidentally) but they really rest on the floor so shouldn't move, but they certainly look to be parting company with the wall at ceiling height ... I think they're fine, but he says the weight is too great ... but where do we put all the books; I've already weeded over and over and those that remain are those I want to keep!
Having so many books, Karen, suggests that we all might make coffee tables out of them; indeed, some publishers ought to make all their books the same size so that this could be more easily achived: coffee table books indeed!

Dark Puss

You are right to worry, this happened at my cottage but fortunately no one was in the bed at the time. We immediately removed the bookshelves from the wall. Anyone in the bed would have been quite badly hurt.

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